Faves of 2017: Nonfiction

Choosing my non-fiction favorites of 2017 was hard, y’all. I had a difficult time narrowing it down to ten, and then picking my favorite top three was damn near impossible. It was just a really fantastic nonfiction year! My top three (I think?) are listed first, and everything else is listed in alphabetical order. YouContinue reading “Faves of 2017: Nonfiction”

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me

Sherman Alexie’s mother, Lillian, died in 2015 at the age of 78. His relationship with her was always complicated, as was his grief over her death. This memoir, composed through 78 essays and 78 poems, teases out those complexities. Alexie and his three siblings were raised by two alcoholic parents; they would throw crazy partiesContinue reading “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me”

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m Thankful For

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Things You’re Thankful For (it can be bookish or not). I went with bookish. As you might imagine, this is a really really really hard topic to narrow down. These aren’t necessarily my top tenContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m Thankful For”

In which Sherman Alexie calls me a stalker

I was up in Austin this weekend for the Texas Book Festival. After years of having my plans fall through at the last minute, I finally made it up there for the first time ever. (Sherman Alexie was a big part of my “I AM GOING THIS YEAR NO MATTER WHAT” mentality.) I spent OctoberContinue reading “In which Sherman Alexie calls me a stalker”

Quickies: Purple Hibiscus & Blasphemy

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Publisher/Year: Recorded Books, 2011 (book first published in 2003) Format: Audiobook Length: 10 hours, 53 minutes Narrated by: Lisette Lecat Source: Library What it is: Kambali is a privileged, 15-year-old Nigerian girl growing up under the harsh rule of her abusive father, a well-respected man in their community. A brief stay at her aunt’sContinue reading “Quickies: Purple Hibiscus & Blasphemy”